Resistant Hypertension in Clinical Practice in India: Jaipur Heart Watch.

Resistant Hypertension in Clinical Practice in India: Jaipur Heart Watch. J Assoc Physicians India. 2019 Dec;67(12):14-17 Authors: Gupta R, Sharma KK, Soni S, Gupta N, Khedar RS Abstract Background: Hypertension is highly prevalent in India but frequency of resistant hypertension has not been well studied. Methods: We performed a registry-based study at a single center in patients with primary diagnosis of hypertension (n=3073). Details of co-morbidities, medications and blood pressure (BP) control were obtained. Patients with coronary heart disease, cerebrovascular disease and chronic kidney disease were excluded. Resistant hypertension was defined as uncontrolled hypertension (BP ≥140/90) with use of 3 drugs of which one was a diuretic, or any 4 drugs. Results: Mean age of patients was 59±13 years, 47% were women and 26%
Source: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Assoc Physicians India Source Type: research

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